Understanding New York City Personal Injuries and the Law
We understand the law and how it affects New York City personal injury lawsuits
Basic New York City personal injury laws and other safety laws are very complex. Attorneys with extensive experience in all forms of statewide injury law are critical to the success of any case. New York City personal injury law is rife with complications when determining negligence and degree of responsibility. Your own carelessness can reduce your claim by the percentage you were responsible. New York joint and several liability rules establish that when multiple parties are responsible, any individual who is more than 50 percent responsible is liable for all resulting damages. But anyone who is 50 percent responsible or less can be held separately responsible for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering. Personal injury law becomes more complicated when auto or construction site accidents cause injuries. At Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC, our experienced New York City attorneys understand these complexities and are prepared to help you pursue your injury claim today.
Auto accident lawsuits
The state no-fault insurance laws often eliminate the possibility of filing personal injury lawsuits in New York City. But it is still possible to pursue an injury lawsuit in specific situations. Our experienced personal injury attorneys carefully assess the circumstances to pursue all possible avenues for your case.
No-fault insurance policies usually pay economic damages, such as medical expenses. However, if your attorney feels you may be entitled to noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering, you may be able to bring additional injury litigation, assuming these noneconomic damages meet the thresholds applicable in your jurisdiction.
Construction sites are required by law to be safe. However, the complexity of construction work involves a long list of hazards. Our attorneys have represented construction workers in all trades. We have the experience and knowledge of construction laws needed to aggressively fight for the rights of our injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits in New York City. Also, under New York Labor Law Statutes 240 and 241, workers are specifically protected against the dangers of falls from heights or falling objects.
Owners of property have a duty of care to keep that property free from dangers that could injure lawfully present individuals. When they do not, an injured party can bring a premises liability action. Remember, owners are liable for accidents resulting in falls on their property even when other parties may also be liable, such as a manufacturer or installer of defective equipment.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York City
To achieve the best possible outcome from an injury lawsuit in New York City, you need the attorneys at Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC. We understand the intricacies of pursuing an effective personal injury lawsuit and provide skilled, compassionate support while handling the following types of cases:
- Construction site accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical and other professional malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Car and motor vehicle accidents
- Lead poisoning
- Slip and fall accidents
- Asbestos and mesothelioma
Contact an experienced firm to handle your personal injury lawsuit in New York City
When you have been injured in an accident, you need skilled and knowledgeable legal support. At Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC, we provide the detailed legal knowledge you need. We also have heart. Our skilled attorneys and staff provide all the assistance you and your loved ones need to get through your difficult situation. Contact Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC at (212) 696-9100 or online today.